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Targets

16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime
16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
16.8 Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance
16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration
16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements
16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

For more detail please visit: www.UN.org

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22 Dec 2016

Intellectual Property Law, Nigeria

Download this helpful legal guide on Intellectual Property Law in Nigeria and how it might affect and be used by non-profit organisations in furthering their objectives.

Intellectual Property Law, Nigeria

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12 Sep 2016

Competition Law: Impact on NGOs and Charities

Download this helpful legal guide on Competition Law and how it might affect and be used by charities and NGOs in furthering their aims.

Competition Law: Impact on NGOs and Charities

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8 Aug 2016

Checklist for Avoiding Defamation Claims

If you have taken our Online Defamation Training course, download this helpful checklist of key steps for protecting yourself from defamation claims.

A4ID checklist for avoiding defamation claims

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1 Aug 2016

Birth Registration Report

A multi-jurisdictional research report by DLA Piper LLP analysing the birth registration regimes across 23 jurisdictions in order to better inform the local child protection work of the firm’s global partner UNICEF. In most countries birth registration is key to allow children to access education, healthcare and rights associated with citizenship.

UNICEF – Birth Registration Report

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1 Jun 2016

Inheritance Rights Report

A multi-jurisdictional research report by DLA Piper commissioned by UNICEF analysing the legislative and practical barriers to orphans of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa enforcing their inheritance rights across nine jurisdictions.

In many countries local custom and weak law enforcement prevent children from inheriting their parents’ property and this report will help to inform the policy and advocacy work of the firm’s global partner UNICEF in this space.

UNICEF – Inheritance Rights Report

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1 Oct 2014

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: a guide for the legal profession

A4ID’s firm-specific guide on the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is the first specific to the legal profession. It is designed to help law firms consider how they can balance the responsibility to respect human rights with their unique professional ethical duties.

A4ID Business and Human Rights Guide

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22 Jan 2014

Guide to establishing non-profit organisations in Australia

In Australia, non-profit organisations (whether charities or not) are normally established in one of three ways: companies, trusts and incorporated associations.

However, incorporated associations are specifically for organisations that are going to operate just within one of the Australian states. Therefore, in practice, non-profit organisations seeking to establish in Australia should think of starting as a company or as a trust.

Australia Non-Profit Legal Guide 2014

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12 Mar 2013

Copyright in the UK

This guide addresses UK copyright law as at February 2013. UK law will cover how you can use and protect materials in the UK, even if the materials were created outside the UK.

Legal Guide – UK Copyright

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1 Mar 2013

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) gives any person access to information held by public authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland subject to certain exceptions. Similar legislation exists in Scotland however this is not covered in this guide. No reason need be given for wanting such information.

This guide provides background and summary of the law.

Legal Guide to Freedom of Information

 

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27 Feb 2013

Clean Development Mechanism: CDM and Development

Part three of this legal guide describes the link between the CDM and development by reviewing both advantages and criticism, finishing with an overview of the future of the CDM.

Clean Development Mechanism Part 3

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26 Feb 2013

Clean Development Mechanism: CDM in Practice

Part two of this three part guide explains in more detail the functioning of the CDM by covering the process of project registration, the different types of CDM projects and their locations.

Clean Development Mechanism Part 2

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25 Feb 2013

Clean Development Mechanism: CDM and the UNFCCC

Part one of this three part legal guide introduces the Clean Development Mechanism as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It outlines how CDM can lead to projects implemented in and by developing countries that aim to reduce carbon emissions.

Clean Development Mechanism – CDM and the UNFCCC

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